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So why do you think that Millennials are not having sex

Posted by on Aug. 6, 2016 at 10:55 AM
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Could this be the end of sex? A new study suggests millennials are paving the way.
The Archive of Sexual Behavior reports people born in the 1980s and 90s are having less sex than Generation X. The amount of young adults not having sex has more than doubled over the past 30 years.
Fifteen percent of today's 20- to 24-year-olds have not had sex since the age of 18. Compared to Gen Xers born in the 1960s, only six percent of the 20-to 24-year olds had not had sex since the age of 18.
Bob Azzarito, a licensed therapist, works specifically with millennials and says more young people are shying away from commitment.
"Sometimes its fear: fear of relationships, fear of disease," he said.
Azzarito also says many millennials are discovering and maintaining relationships through technology.
"When you are on your device or your phone, you are less likely to be in a situation for sex."
"If I get it I get it. If I don't, I don't," said 20-year-old musician Kvhoindre Coledman.
Coledman is not a virgin but he isn't actively looking for sex either. Music is his passion right now and he wants to focus on his career and making money.
"I got to practice a lot,” Coledman said. “A lady is not something I need now."
Therapists also contribute Millennial abstinence to the abundance of adult entertainment.
"The business is booming now," said Taylor Alfaro, a manager of an adult entertainment shop. Alfaro noted a lot of his customers come in because they are tired of dating.
For whatever the reason millennials stopped having sex, experts agree right now there is little impact when 85 percent of millennials are still procreating.


http://theweek.com/articles/640671/why-millennials-arent-having-sex

Note; the link isn't the story you've read but it does provide a link to the study.

I have my theory; but, I would like to hear from you.
by on Aug. 6, 2016 at 10:55 AM
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EntrepeneurMom
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2016 at 10:59 AM
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I think it's become more socially acceptable to be happily single. Also we're so pushed to have it all with education, careers and an instagram worthy social life that we don't have time. This is surprising to me though, with all the buzz about things like tinder we're being painted as a generation of sluts and fuckboys.
atlmom2
by Gold Member on Aug. 6, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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My dd's were both over 18.  

I was over 18 and so was dh for that matter.  

Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Aug. 6, 2016 at 12:05 PM
That's interesting.

But; people in the past were single and still having sex. This generation is having sex less often and with less number of partners.

I think there's more of a reason.

Quoting EntrepeneurMom: I think it's become more socially acceptable to be happily single. Also we're so pushed to have it all with education, careers and an instagram worthy social life that we don't have time. This is surprising to me though, with all the buzz about things like tinder we're being painted as a generation of sluts and fuckboys.
Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Aug. 6, 2016 at 12:07 PM
Why was that; was it because of religious reasons, societal reasons, other types of reasons, or a combination of factors?

Quoting atlmom2:

My dd's were both over 18.  

I was over 18 and so was dh for that matter.  

faire_jour
by on Aug. 6, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Porn. They are disappointed with real sex.

Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Aug. 6, 2016 at 12:14 PM
Disappointed or just scared?

Quoting faire_jour:

Porn. They are disappointed with real sex.

faire_jour
by on Aug. 6, 2016 at 12:16 PM
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Boys expect it to be like porn and it isn't so they would rather go back to their fantasies. 

Quoting Donna6503: Disappointed or just scared?
Quoting faire_jour:

Porn. They are disappointed with real sex. 


mom22boys333
by Member on Aug. 6, 2016 at 12:17 PM

My oldest ss was born in 89.  He told me that all anyone wants is to "hook up", no one wants a relationship.  Not sure who the article is talking about.  He has girls asking him weekly to come "visit".

Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Aug. 6, 2016 at 12:20 PM
Do you think that's the reason boys aren't pursuing girls for sex because of porn or because of video games and social media?

Or do you feel boys just prefer masturbate to porn instead of going through the trouble of finding a partner?

Quoting faire_jour:

Boys expect it to be like porn and it isn't so they would rather go back to their fantasies. 

Quoting Donna6503: Disappointed or just scared?

Quoting faire_jour:

Porn. They are disappointed with real sex. 

Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Aug. 6, 2016 at 12:23 PM
What's was interesting about the study; only, 12% of high school students had engaged in any sexual activity with two or more different partners. Which is the lower rate ever recorded by health officials.

Seems; to counter your son's experience, but it is an interesting point.

Quoting mom22boys333:

My oldest ss was born in 89.  He told me that all anyone wants is to "hook up", no one wants a relationship.  Not sure who the article is talking about.  He has girls asking him weekly to come "visit".

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